As mentioned in my previous letter, I planned to do some preparations for a couple of baby Jane blocks.
I intended to prepare 4 blocks, but I only managed 3 today. It is slow and tedious process. The templates are so small. I now understand that not all your baby blocks were 4.5 x 4.5 inch. I’m however sticking to Brenda’s plan, so I better get used to those tiny templates. For I have another 223 blocks to go. Actually a little less than 223 as I now have gotten the F8 – Church Window done, as the H6 – Pie Sale and H8 – Eaton’s Crossroads.
Yes, I use cotton nappies to pin the templates on. This way they won’t stray. I’m able to fit 3 baby blocks on one nappy. I think it is appropriate to use nappies when constructing baby Jane blocks. Another reason is that I can fold the nappy so that it fits nicely between Brenda’s book and the Clover double sided patchwork board. This makes it easier to take it with me. I’ll also be taking some thread, needles, pins and scissors with me. Naturally also my finger pincushion. All this fits nicely in this little box. I hope I didn’t forget anything essential.
While in the UK I’m hoping to construct some blocks, as I’m expecting lots of rain. I hope to have completed G6 – Pappa’s star, G8 – Justin’s Comet, H7 – Bennington Star, F8 – Church Window, H6 – Pie Sale and H8 – Eaton’s Crossroads, the next time I write.
Best regards, Helen